According to yet another tell-all book coming out on Trump’s four-year reign of terror in the White House, Donald’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner once got into “an intense argument” with Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel just ahead of the 2020 election and used the opportunity to make it clear that he didn’t give “a f*ck* about the Republican party and its future.
An excerpt of Michael Bender’s new book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, published by Fox News details the fight between Kushner and McDaniel in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
“I don’t give a f— about the future of the Republican Party!” Kushner allegedly fumed at the RNC chair.
Leading up to the Kushner eruption, the RNC had allegedly become closely intertwined with the Trump campaign, during the days of Brad Parscale.
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Bender pens, “By 2020, the RNC wasn’t merely an extension of the Trump campaign. (2020 campaign manager) Brad Parscale had effectively turned them into a full partner, and Ronna had become one of the president’s closest advisers. The RNC was paying for the field staff. They were covering costs for state directors who couldn’t get calls returned from campaign headquarters. Even the lease for the campaign headquarters was being paid for by the RNC.”
Parscale was, of course, demoted from his position (which ultimately turned into quite the mess) and was replaced with Kushner ally Bill Stepien. This move allegedly miffed McDaniel, who had beef with Stepien hailing from a clash between the two of them during the 2016 Trump campaign, according to the book.
Bender writes that this ultimately led to “tensions at the highest level of Trump World that finally exploded into an intense argument between Ronna and Jared inside the Trump Hotel.”
McDaniel was apparently already being excluded from key strategy meetings and Kushner allegedly made a bad situation that much worse when he “considered” taking charge on the RNC’s online fundraising platform, WinRed, because he “didn’t think the RNC could pull off the new operation.”
McDaniel tried to convince Jared that the platform — which was forced to refund a staggering $122 million in online donations from people who were essentially tricked into exceeding the federal limit on individual donations — could serve as the perfect “legacy project” for the GOP, but Jared Kushner wasn’t buying what she was selling.
“Jared wasn’t interested,” the excerpt reads. “‘I don’t give a f— about the future of the Republican Party!’ he told Ronna inside the hotel meeting room. ‘Good to know,’ Ronna shot back. ‘I will be running for chair for a second term, and I will make sure you don’t come anywhere near this!'”
Bender’s book officially hits the shelves on July 13th.
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